Spondias lakonensis (PROSEA)

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Spondias lakonensis Pierre

Family: Anacardiaceae


  • Allospondias lakonensis (Pierre) Stapf.

Vernacular names

  • Laos: 'sôm 'ho
  • Thailand: ma ho
  • Vietnam: giâu gia, dâu da.


Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China, wild and cultivated.


The fruit is edible.


  • Tree, up to 15 m tall.
  • Leaflets 31-51.
  • Flowers white, in axillary panicles.
  • Fruit an ovoid drupe, about 1 cm long, yellowish, 5-locular.

Flowering is in May-August, fruiting in August-September.

Selected sources

  • Flore du Cambodge, du Laos et du Vietnam (various authors), 1960-. Vol. 1-24. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Mansfeld, R. & Schultze Motel, J., 1986. Verzeichnis landwirtschaftlicher und gärtnerischer Kuturpflanzen. 2nd ed. 4 Volumes. Springer Verlag, Berlin. 1998 pp.
  • van Steenis, C.G.G.J. et al. (Editors), 1950-. Flora Malesiana. Series 1. Vol. 1, 4-10. Centre for Research and Development in Biology, Bogor, Indonesia, and Rijksherbarium, Leiden, the Netherlands. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London.


P.C.M. Jansen, J. Jukema, L.P.A. Oyen, T.G. van Lingen